York College

Who is it for and what is the Aim?

This is a one-day training course that gives you the basic understanding of using Adobe InDesign and will introduce you to some of the key aspects of working with the leading desktop publishing software.

This course is aimed at people wanting to take their first steps into the world of desktop publishing and design, whether it is designing and producing a newsletters, brochure, posters, flyers or simply better training literature - InDesign allows you to have the quality and control to produce professional looking literature.

People may want to understand its potential, or for people with some experience who want to gain more confidence with the application.

This course is useful for small business owners looking to expand their skill set to improve their business marketing collateral and branding. This will also be of value to marketing departments wanting to know more about design and raising the standard of their marketing materials.

What topics will be covered?

  • Introduction to Adobe InDesign, palettes, tools and management of Adobe programmes
  • Introduction to colour, basic layout and composition
  • Understanding basics of signposting, grids and guides
  • Understanding basics of design; typography, fonts, styles, visual language and colour modes
  • Basic introduction to legibility, readability and printing

How to Use Adobe InDesign

Adobe InDesign is the leading desktop publishing programme and is the industry standard. Once you understand the basics of this programme you will have the confidence to explore under your own guidance other techniques to develop your skills.

Throughout the day there will be extension activities provided for those more confident with the software to develop their skills further.

How will Delegates Learn?

  • You will be provided with tutorial handouts, to make notes on for each section
  • Through demonstration and practical application you will be guided through the tutorials throughout the day, using small building blocks of learning
  • An informal approach will be taken and so you are encouraged to question and review
  • Your understanding will be assessed through question and answer and your outcomes

This is a fun and practical course designed to help those new to Adobe InDesign to become proficient and produce high quality imagery for a variety of purposes.

Please bring with you a fully charged laptop with access to your files, email and images that has Adobe software installed.

Programme Delivery and Costs

The course is delivered over 1 day – 09:30 – 16:30

Individual Cost: £99.00

Next Course Date

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Further Information and Booking

If you're interested in this course then please contact us on:

Business Development Unit, York College, Sim Balk Lane, York, YO23 2BB
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Tel: 01904 770368 Option 1

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